Let’s talk about this frankly and with all sincerity of heart……
You make some fundamental mistakes and let God down again. You sincerely repent and genuinely desire to walk with God and let Him direct the affairs of your life. You hear an inspiritual message which makes you jump, scream and wail until there is no more strength in you. All you can say is “Lord, have mercy. I have messed up big time again…please give me another chance…this time, I will walk right with you and seek you with all my heart”.
Then you proceed to set yourself new rules, new goals and make the effort to take the things of God seriously. All goes well in the first week..and the second and then the third and you think, “All is calm and peaceful now. I’m back on track and the Lord is on my side! My enemies have all disappeared and can no longer throw cunning devices my way”!
So you relax and take things easy….prayer is no longer a hunger, studying the word requires much effort and the joy of worship starts to wane. But little do you know that the enemy’s exit is temporary as he goes to reinforce and to seek another angle to penetrate through!
Makes sense?..No wonder the bible admonishes us to be stedfast, not to faint and to pray continuously without ceasing. You are not expected to live in fear of the devil but rather to worship your God in truth as you continue to build up your spirit man. So that even when the enemy does come like a flood, the spirit of Christ’s righteousness in you and his glorious peace that passes all human understanding will raise a standard against the enemy and his ploys. In the midst of those challenges, you will not be moved for you know whom you have believed. He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. His faithfulness is unto the end and His promises never fail. He will do exactly what He said He would and will most surely save you from all your troubles.
So if ever you are tempted to forsake His presence for a season, remember, He has chosen you to live before Him forever. That’s why you have no choice but to seek to know Him more and more! And trust me, you will not be done with this wonderful privilege before He returns to take you home to himself at His appointed time. I love you dearly and I am praying for you.